We’d been hearing the tell-tale chirp of a baby Cardinal around the yard. This signaled the arrival of another successful hatching for Ricky Handsomepants and his mate, Lucy.
Today we spotted Lucy retrieving food from the feeder and flying down to feed the fledgling.
As we watched her fly back and forth a few times we noticed the young bird hop down into the flower bed. As continued to watch we were surprised and delighted to see that there was not one, but TWO baby cardinals.
This was pretty exciting. We’re used to seeing a baby each summer, but seeing two was a bonus.